Richie Sambora has reached out on Twitter to congratulate his former Bon Jovi bandmates on their new single, This House Is Not For Sale.
The well-wishesÂ put to bed rumours of a feud between Richie and lead singer Jon Bon Jovi after Jon said earlier this year that he had not spoken to Richie in three years.
In a video message alongside his girlfriend, Australian guitarist Orianthi, Richie said: “Congratulations on the new single, man. God bless, good luck, hope you guys do great.”
Congrats to all the guys on the new single! @BonJovi pic.twitter.com/zTiw9MhTYh
— RICHIE SAMBORA (@TheRealSambora) August 18, 2016
Jon himself was quick to reply to the pair, sending them his thanks and saying he was “looking forward to hearing your record too”.
@TheRealSambora thanks Richie and Orianthi . Look forward to hearing your record too…all the best, JBJ
— Bon Jovi (@BonJovi) August 18, 2016
Richie left the band’s tour in 2013, saying he wanted to spend more time with his now 18-year-old daughter Ava.
Jon told CBS’ This Morning in May: “I haven’t seen him in over three years. He just didn’t show up for work any more. And that’s the truth of the matter.”
The band’s new guitarist Phil X revealed he was still friendly with Richie as they met backstage at a Jeff Beck concert and thanked him too.
thx a lot @TheRealSambora & @orianthi great to see you backstage at @jeffbeckmusic last week. https://t.co/PCiV0ZyBs9
— Phil X (@TheRealPhilX) August 18, 2016